Montecito Hills, Estate of the Day
Most listings appeal to the visual sense, this one, I look at and I can easily imagine the smell of sunwarmed rocks, spicy manzanita and other bushes, and very faintly, the scent of the sea drifting in from the distance. This home is in Montecito but is a bit less formal than many of the homes we have seen in the area. This unique weekend getaway is created from site-made adobe bricks. It sits on 8.5 acres of hillside with native trees and plants and small ponds. The home has heavy wood lintels and interior beams, wood floors and doors, tile details and cool white walls. Over 5,000 square feet and how many bedrooms? Just the one, although there is an office that could perhaps be used as a bedroom. Only two baths too. It is listed at $11.275 million. After the jump, a beautifully tiled doorway.